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This page was last updated on 5 March 2021

On Monday 22 February, the Government announced that some face-to-face teaching on campus may resume from the week of the 8th March for those students who are studying practical or practice-based (including creative arts) subjects and require specialist equipment and facilities.

The Faculty specific links below list those programmes that will deliver on campus face-to-face teaching in the period from 10th March – 26th March and between April 19th and 7th May. The lists have been developed by each Department and Faculty and we have shared these with the Students’ Union. Please note we have staggered the return of programmes in accordance with Government guidance. Programme and Module leaders will also be communicating by 3rd March with specific guidance with regards teaching on campus.

For Business and Law students no specialist equipment or services are required to support your learning needs and so teaching will remain online for the time being. We will review in-line with forthcoming Government advice scheduled to be announced in easter. Thank you for your patience.

We know that for many of you across all faculties, that your programme will not be listed in the links above. The Government has made it clear that we should not ask students to return if their course can reasonably be continued online. Please be assured that we continue to plan for your return and will keep you updated when Government guidance is reviewed at the end of the Easter holidays.

If you are unable to travel to campus for any reason, you can let us know via this Help and Support article, and we will support you as best that we can.

We are working as hard as we can to make your experience the best that it can possibly be. This includes making the campus as safe as we can do for you, but you can play your part by following the safety guidelines we have set in place for you, as well as continuing to adhere to all national guidance that remains in place when you are out and about in the community.

In line with Government guidance before travelling back to Newcastle you should take a Covid-19 test if local mass testing is happening in your area – you can search if this is being offered where you live on this Government webpage. All students should also book to take two Northumbria Lateral Flow Tests (LFT) at Sport Central on City Campus before you start to use facilities on campus. You will then be required to take two LFT tests weekly, between three and five days apart – you can find out more on our Continuous Covid-19 Testing FAQs.

In most cases your timetable will be unchanged, and you should continue to attend all online sessions as scheduled. In the few cases where your timetable needs to be amended this will be communicated to you by your Programme Lead.

Post Graduate Research Students

PGR students should continue to work at home wherever possible to minimise travel. However, PGR study spaces, with the inclusion of offices, continue to remain open. If for some reason this isn’t possible, please contact your supervisor.


We are delighted to welcome back those students who will be returning to our accommodation. Further information about how this effects the pause on your rental payments is available on our updated Accommodation FAQs

For students who paused their rent in January and have not subsequently returned to their University accommodation, and are continuing their teaching online, rent will continue to be paused pending the outcome of the Easter review by the Government.

We will be in touch with more information later this week.

Thank you.

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